Rafale jets

Indonesia agrees deal with France for 42 Rafale fighter jets

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The Indonesian government on Thursday signed a deal for the immediate purchase from France of six Rafale fighter jets, with an option for a further 36, to replace an ageing air force fleet of mostly US F-16s and Russian Sukhois, and to a backdrop of rising US-China tensions in the Asian region.

UAE signs ‘historic’ deal to buy 80 French-made Rafale fighter jets

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France said the deal for the jets plus 12 Caracal helicopters is worth around €17 billion.

How French warplanes sold to Egypt helped Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar

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In April 2019 the self-styled 'Field Marshal' Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against the regime in Tripoli which is acknowledged by the international community as Libya's legitimate government. Yet during his recent military campaign to control the east of the country, the warlord has had the discreet help of several important allies, including France. And as Yann Philippin, René Backmann and Antton Rouget report, Haftar also received air support from French-made Rafale jets which had been sold to Egypt.

India confirms deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France

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The defence ministers of the two countries will sign the deal in New delhi on Friday for Indias' purchase of 36 Dassault-built Rafale jets, reportedly at a cost of around 7.9 billion euros.

Hollande in India to push fighter deal and sale of nuclear reactors

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France's president said an agreement was under discussion for India's purchase of 36 Rafale jets, along with a deal for six Areva-built reactors.